Armed with a search warrant, officers found five ounces of bath salts inside. The street value was estimated at $30,000.
Immediately after the arrest, authorities searched two Davisville homes and found a stolen vehicle. They were still searching the homes late Wednesday.
Snodgrass called it a "big network." He thinks Parkersburg area dealers are buying from China at a cut rate, and then selling in Wood County and beyond. He thinks the local dealers are turning a 300 to 400 percent profit.
"It's the drug of the day up here in Wood County," Snodgrass said. "They're buying the stuff overseas and having it shipped in. That's not something you're going to see with your other narcotics like marijuana and meth and things because they're made here."
When state lawmakers banned synthetic drugs in 2011, they also added several of the drugs' ingredients to the controlled substance list.
Snodgrass said officers began working the investigation from the street up, getting information on sales during traffic stops and building from there. The cooperation between agencies helped in compiling leads and building investigations.
Snodgrass said troopers at the Parkersburg detachment were proud of relationships they have with the Wood Sheriff's Department and the Parkersburg Police Department.
The FBI also is investigating. Federal charges could be forthcoming.
True, Shann and Karr are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. They were arraigned in Wood Magistrate Court and are being held on $175,000 bond each.
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